The Hobart and William Smith Colleges sailing team competed at a pair of regattas over the weekend, March 7-8. The Colleges were in Washington, D.C., for the John Jackson Team Race. William Smith sailors were in Annapolis, Md., for the Navy Women’s Spring Regatta.
The Colleges finished second in a field of seven teams at the John Jackson Team Race hosted by Georgetown. Serving as skippers, seniors Kyle Easton and Hector Guzman and sophomores Jake Vickers and Chase Carraway guided HWS to an 11-4 record. Senior Maya Weber junior Aidan Morgan and sophomores Carraway, Sarah Smith and Tory Mileti competed as crew. In total, two full round robins and a final four round robin were completed. In the first round robin, The Colleges were 4-2, logging victories over Boston College, Christopher Newport, SUNY Maritime and Pennsylvania. HWS went 5-1 in the second round robin, posting wins over the Eagles, the Captains, Cornell, the Privateers and the Quakers. The colleges were 2-1 in the final four round robin. Georgetown won the regatta with a 15-0 overall record.
In Annapolis, the Herons finished eighth in a field of 14 teams at the Navy Spring Women’s Regatta, finishing the weekend with 218 points. On Saturday, eight races were completed in both A and B Divisions. Sailors arrived to temperatures in the high 30s and wind out of the NNW at 20-28 knots. The final six races were completed in both divisions on Sunday afternoon. After a postponement ashore in the morning, the breeze filled in around lunch time from the south at 8-12 knots. Senior Sinead McManus and sophomores Camille McGriff and Kate Klempen competed in B Division, finishing seventh overall with 101 points. They were in the top-10 in all but four races and crossed the line second twice. Senior Kate Cox and juniors Bridget Lawless and Cailin Gensler finished eighth in A Division with 117 points. They crossed the line second three times.
HWS will be back in action this weekend, March 14-15, when it heads to Maryland for a pair of games. The Colleges will be in Annapolis for the Graham Hall Team Race hosted by the Naval Academy. William Smith will be in St. Mary’s City, Md., for the St. Mary’s Spring Women’s Regatta.